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Dates & Fees

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Dates, Fees, Subject Codes and Free Choice Pieces.

 

Please be advised that due to new regulatory requirements by Rockschool’s certification body in the UK, Ofqual, all Rockschool reports will now be moderated in the UK before being released. This will result in a longer wait for both results and certificates.

Enrollers and teachers can now expect to receive their students’ results and certificates 5-7 weeks after the exam date.

Free Choice Pieces

Play your favourite tunes in your exam

Free Choice Pieces can be used in all Rockschool Grade Examinations and Performance Certificates Grades Debut to Grade 8. There are no Free Choice Pieces for Premiere exams.

All backing tracks for Free Choice pieces should be brought to the exam on a USB stick.

 

You do not need to seek permission for your choice.  If your teacher deems it to be of the correct standard and the length is similar to the pieces in the Grade book, then you are welcome to perform it.

Criteria

If you would like to perform one or more free choice pieces please follow the criteria  in the guides below.

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Dates, Fees & Subject Codes

Dates for Practical Exams 2020

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, session dates are changing on a regular basis.  Please check with your state office for the latest information.

    • State
    • South Australia
    • South Australia
    • South Australia
    • Queensland
    • Queensland
    • Queensland
    • Western Australia
    • Western Australia
    • Western Australia
    • Tasmania
    • Tasmania
    • Victoria
    • Victoria
    • New South Wales
    • New South Wales

    • Exam Period
    • 14 March to 15 March
    • 11 July to 26 July
    • 31 October to 8 November
    • 21 March to 29 March
    • 6 June to 21 June
    • 5 September to 4 October
    • 25 May to 31 May
    • 10 August to 16 August
    • 9 November to 15 November
    • 13 June to 5 July
    • 24 October to 22 November
    • 20 July to 2 August
    • 16 November to 6 December
    • 27 April to 13 June
    • 10 October to 28 November

    • Registration Deadline
    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 15 May 2020
    • 15 August 2020
    • 5 February 2020
    • 22 April 2020
    • 22 July 2020
    • 1 April 2020
    • 1 July 2020
    • 16 September 2020
    • 12 April 2020
    • 16 August 2020
    • 22 May 2020
    • 18 September 2020
    • 2 March 2020
    • 17 August 2020

Dates for Popular Music Theory Exams 2020
    • Exam Dates
    • 21 March 2020
    • 18 July 2020
    • 12 December 2020

Dates for Music Production Exams 2019
    • Exam Dates (Coursework Edition)
    • 1-21 March 2020
    • 1-18 July 2020
    • 1-18 December 2020

    • Registration Deadline
    • 3 February 2020
    • 1 June 2020
    • 26 October 2020

    • Registration Deadline
    • 13 February 2020
    • 12 June 2020
    • 13 November 2020

Please be advised that due to new regulatory requirements by Rockschool’s certification body in the UK, Ofqual, all Rockschool reports will now be moderated in the UK before being released. This will result in a longer wait for both results and certificates.

Enrollers and teachers can now expect to receive their students’ results and certificates 5-7 weeks after the exam date.

Practical Exam Fees 2020

The fees are separate for Band Exams and non-Band Exams so please see the respective table below for the appropriate fees.

    • Grade
    • Premiere – Let’s Rock
    • Debut
    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • DipRSL (old)
    • LRSL (old)
    • DipRSL (new)
    • LRSL (new)

    • Fee in Australian Dollars
    • $95
    • $115
    • $150
    • $155
    • $165
    • $180
    • $190
    • $205
    • $215
    • $225
    • $440
    • $610
    • $555
    • $845

Popular Music Theory Exam Fees 2020
    • Grade
    • Debut
    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8

    • Fee in Australian Dollars
    • $90
    • $95
    • $100
    • $105
    • $110
    • $115
    • $120
    • $125
    • $130

Band Exams Fees 2020

Band exams are only offered at Grades 3, 5 and 8. Please note that the prices listed below are per candidate.

    • Grade
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 8

    • Fee in Australian Dollars
    • $80
    • $85
    • $95

Music Production Exam Fees 2020
    • Grade
    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8

    • Fee in Australian Dollars
    • $100
    • $115
    • $125
    • $135
    • $150
    • $160
    • $175
    • $190

Subject Codes

You’ll need a subject code when filling out your enrolment form. Click here for a list of subject codes for all instruments, Popular Music Theory and Music Production:  AMEB Rockschool Subject Codes

You will need to choose the code for either the Grade Exam (three pieces, technical exercises and unseen tests) or the Performance Certificate Exam (five pieces only) depending on what the candidate is preparing for.

Video Exams

If you are not in the local area of an exam centre you may be able to book a video exam.

Please contact the Federal Office on rockschool@ameb.edu.au to see if a video exam is possible for you.

Diploma Exams

Please contact your state office if you would like to enrol for a Diploma Exam.  There are two types of Diploma exams available in 2020 and 2021.  Please visit the diploma page for more details.

Find out how to book an exam